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Fashion buzz: Seo Ye-Ji stuns at the 2020 Buil Film Awards, Neelofa wears the niqab, and more

Fashion buzz: Seo Ye-Ji stuns at the 2020 Buil Film Awards, Neelofa wears the niqab, and more

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Text: Sanjeeva Suresh Lea Rina

Editor: Joan Kong


Below are the seven hottest fashion news to read up on

Seo Ye-Ji stuns—and wins big—at the Buil Film Awards 2020

Miss seeing Seo Ye-Ji on screen after the end of It's Okay To Not Be Okay? The South Korean actress recently made an appearance at the Buil Film Awards 2020 (one of the major events during the Busan International Film Festival 2020) to accept the Popular Star Award, and like her character Ko Mun Yeong in the series, she walked the red carpet in an eye-catching outfit.

Dressed in a corset gown from Australian designer Alex Perry's Autumn/Winter 2020 collection, she finished the look on a sparkly note with diamond earrings and rings from Boucheron. It was was one of our favourite red carpet moments of the year, that's for sure.

Neelofa dons the niqab

As one of the most fashionable hijabistas in Malaysia the world, Neelofa needs no introduction. But last week, the actress and entrepreneur made a surprising announcement that she'll be wearing the niqab (a veil that covers the face except the eyes) moving forward.

"Assalamualaikum. Please pray for me, a person who has made many mistakes in the past, so that I'll be persistent in my efforts to be a better person. Please pray that in this new journey that I'm embarking on, I will always be in God's blessing and providence," she says in a press statement. 

Many celebrities—including Siti Nurhaliza and Ramona ZamZam—have voiced their support, as well as fans who have expressed their admiration towards her.

Related: The most popular homegrown Hijab labels to know

Kim Kardashian West and Paris Hilton take us back to the noughties

Miss the noughties? Kim Kardashian is bringing us down the memory lane with her latest Skims launch, featuring '00s favourites—velour tracksuits. And who better to team up with for its campaign than the poster child of the decade, Paris Hilton? The duo starred in the paparazzi-inspired campaign which featured them running errangs about town, dressed in the velour pieces, accessorised with iconic fashion items including Louis Vuitton's Mirroir Alma bags, half-tinted sunglasses, and larger-than-life hoop earrings. 

Aside from tracksuits, the Skims Velour collection also comprises long robes, cropped top, vests, and more that'll make your stay-at-home life that bit more plush. The looks come in a range of four colours—light beige, peachy pink, silver, and brown.

Marc Jacobs gives us a look inside his life in lockdown

If you're curious to know what a fashion designer's life in lockdown is like, Marc Jacobs has released a short film that gives us a look at his months-long stay at the Mercer Hotel in New York City. The 24-minute video showcases Marc doing the most mundane activities, from chilling with his two pet dogs to painting his nails to vaping, as well as role-playing as the housekeeper, the lobby receptionist, and the bouncer of his temporary home—all while impeccably dressed, of course.

Filmed by his longtime assistant and confidant, Nick Newbold, the documentary ends with the beautiful sentence "I Love You, New York, In Sickness And In Health."

Related: 5 Fashion designers' dogs that are rocking Instagram harder than you

Dior's Pavilion KL store officially opens

Dior has finally revealed the façade of its boutique at Pavilion KL, so if you're looking to do some retail therapy, you know where to make a pit-stop. Located at the main entrance of the mall, the interior of the Malaysian flagship strikes the right balance between classic and modern, which is what Maria Grazia Chiuri's creative direction is all about. 

You can find both men's and women's ready-to-wear collections as well as footwear, fine jewellery, accessories, and handbags in-store, but be sure to check out the verdant gardent that makes the perfect #OOTD spot.

Related: 5 New bags to cop in October 2020

Valentino wants us to celebrate our fur babies

Want to keep your pet close to your heart? Valentino has launched an exclusive customisation service that pays homage to your beloved pets. Dubbed the Valentino Garavani Rockstud Pets collection, all you need to do is to purchase a bag (choose from three different styles and five colours available), submit a picture of your fur baby, and provide your initials. 

Illustrator and artist Riccardo Cusimano will personally create the artwork by hand, and you can have your special carrier delivered to your doorstep or to the Pavilion boutique. Psst... There's also a matching leash and dog collar available.

Click here for more info.

Hill to Street is the latest homegrown jewellery brand to know

Malaysian artisanal jewellery brand Hill to Street has announced a new festive collection as part of its collaboration with local personality and model Anuja Ananthan. Strong yet delicate, and creative yet strategic, each piece portrays a different narrative, and they're a celebration of the multi-faceted woman.

The collection exudes Rajasthan royal elegance with its use of exquisite Onyx and gorgeous Peridot gems (Anuja’s birthstone), and some of our favourites include the studded cuff bracelets and festive drop earrings (just in time for the annual Deepavali celebrations). The pièce de résistance, however, is the choker necklace dubbed Neelkanth, meaning ‘blue throat’. The combination of rich dark blue Lapis Lazuli stones next to light Moonstones highlights the vibrant dynamism, and the piece truly represents Anuja’s love of ethnic jewellery and the brand’s handcrafted artistry.

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a portion of the proceeds from the sales will be donated to the National Cancer Society Malaysia.

Related: 10 Malaysian jewellery brands to know 

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